Pattern Making Add-On

Course Details

This one day add-on course is for those individuals who want to get an introduction to pattern making.

This course will cover the following topics

  • Pattern card stock selection and resources
  • Pattern marking, scoring and cutting tools
  • Rulers
  • Walking The Gusset techniques
  • Saddle stitching including stitching with and without casting
  • Gusset types discussion
We will cover pattern making by hand using the Symmetry Method discussed in the book Leatherwork School by Ellen Valentine.  You will make a basic set of patterns for the passport wallet, valet tray, zip wallet and the clutch.  You will also get an introduction to computerized pattern making using Adobe Illustrator.
There are only 4 students per course so everyone will receive plenty of individual attention.

Available Course Dates

There are no dates scheduled due to Covid.  If you are interested in a beginner class, please email to indicate your future interest.


Ellen Valentine’s studio in Aiken, SC (about 45 minutes from Augusta, GA).

What’s Included

  • Coffee/Tea/Soda/Snack Self-Service Bar (please let us know your preferences!)
  • Lunch (please let us know about dietary restrictions)
  • The use of all studio tools
  • Patternmaking Paper, Rulers and Tools



Booking Details


To book, go to the workshop page and add the course to your shopping list.  If a workshop you want is full, please email us at and asked to be placed on the standby list in case of cancellations. In the event of a cancellation, the next person on the standby list will be contacted!
Once you complete your deposit, you will receive a Workshop Participant Agreement.  This includes payment receipt, balance due amounts and dates, session times, location details, travel arrangement recommendations and more.  Please see our Terms and Conditions page which includes our cancellation and refund policy.

Course Fee:  $280.00

*To book your place you must pay the 50% deposit ($140.00) This is in addition to the beginner class deposit.. The remaining balance of $140.00 will be charged 8 weeks before the course starts.